Department of Anesthesiology

Career Opportunities

Chief, Perioperative Services, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology

The University of Pittsburgh/UPMC seeks a senior level, academically oriented, experienced physician for the position of Chief, Perioperative Services, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology. The Chief will oversee and direct cardiovascular anesthesiology services spread over multiple UPMC locations. The successful candidate will provide system-level leadership and management consistent with the overall mission of the Department of Anesthesiology and the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, coordinating the delivery of perioperative care of cardiovascular patients requiring anesthesia, developing and maintaining a team of qualified anesthesia care providers, developing evidence-based standards for the delivery of cardiovascular anesthesia care, and administering objective quality management for cardiovascular anesthesia care in compliance with hospital and JCAHO standards and regulations. The selected Chief will be appointed to the health system’s active medical staff as well as to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Faculty.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated clinical experience and proven interpersonal skills, with a strong interest in advancing the academic, research, educational and clinical mission of the department. The candidate must be board-certified in anesthesiology; possess a medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; have trained through a cardiac anesthesiology fellowship or amassed equivalent experience; possess National Board of Echocardiography Advanced PTE Certification; and have proven administrative and clinical care expertise. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The Department of Anesthesiology comprises over 250 faculty members and over 460 CRNAs providing services at 19 clinical sites within the UPMC hospital group. UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) is an internationally renowned academic medical center with a robust infrastructure to support physicians with innovative clinical programs, and biomedical and health sciences research—making discoveries that save lives and change the landscape of patient care at the bedside. As part of our Physician Services Division and a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with clinicians from around the world, and become part of a vibrant community of health care providers dedicated to making a difference in their chosen field—and in the lives of others.

Interested candidates should apply by sending their curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation via email to Mark E. Hudson, MD, MBA at

The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Anesthesiology Faculty

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Anesthesiology serves one of the nation’s largest integrated delivery systems and is actively recruiting faculty (open rank) who are committed to excellence in clinical care, teaching, and/or research. Our diverse anesthesiology group provides a variety of challenging cases for generalists and other anesthesiology specialists. We are seeking highly-talented applicants to join our healthcare system and offer opportunities in neuro, cardiac, and general anesthesiology throughout an 18-hospital system. Fellowship training or substantial experience is required in these subspecialties. Successful candidates must be ABA board-eligible or certified and qualify for an unrestricted Pennsylvania medical license. The ability to work with a highly productive team is critical to the success of this position.

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation via email to:

Mark E. Hudson, MD, MBA
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Anesthesiology
A-1305 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace St.
Pittsburgh, PA  15261

Assistant/Associate Tenure Track Position — Pain Research

The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has emerged as one of the top groups attacking the #1 public health problem in the US – intractable chronic pain. We also study the equally vexing problems of persistent itch and the epidemic of opioid abuse sweeping the nation. We are a highly collaborative group of world-class investigators that are driven to find cures. 

We are looking for scientists to join us who are also passionate about these issues and committed to finding solutions. Tremendous opportunities and resources are available for the right individual. We expect to challenge and be challenged by the successful applicant. We also expect our new colleague to share our commitment to educating the next generation of scientists. 

The University of Pittsburgh is a leading research institution with a long history of accomplishments and excellence in neuroscience. Successful applicants will be affiliated with the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research, now in its second decade, as well as a growing list of centers of excellence including the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Neuroscience.

Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD degree and have demonstrated excellence in research. Areas of research may include but are not limited to basic and/or translational research focused on the molecular and cellular changes that contribute to the development of chronic pain, analysis of CNS pain circuits, human imaging studies, pain genetics, and fundamental processes underlying pain, itch, or touch. Appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate level, commensurate with qualifications. Salary is competitive. The successful applicant will be expected to obtain extramural funding, establish a competitive research program, and participate in graduate education.

Candidates should submit a CV, three letters of reference, a brief description of research interests, and up to three relevant publications via email to Howard Gutstein, MD at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Nurse Anesthetists

UPMC has regular job offerings for CRNAs for the Department of Anesthesiology at various UPMC facilities/hospitals. CRNAs will provide anesthetic care for all types of patients in collaboration with the supervising physician and under the standards of the Department of Anesthesiology, Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.

For questions regarding CRNA positions, contact:

Adrienne Scarpino (Administrative Manager)
(412) 647-2992
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